ASM Leaders Elected into the National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to ASM members Julie Segre and Arturo Casadevall for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). On May 3, 2022, NAS announced the election of 120 members and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517. 

“We are extremely proud of our ASM leaders for their incredible accomplishments that not only help advance the field, but improve human health for all,” said Dr. Steven Finkel, ASM President, and Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, ASM CEO.
Dr. Julie Segre
Dr. Julie Segre
Dr. Julie Segre is a Board member of ASM. She studies the microbial diversity of human skin in healthy individuals and that are found in disorders such as eczema. She also examines the integration of genomic methodologies into hospital epidemiology to investigate healthcare-associated outbreaks of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Dr. Segre is the chief and senior investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Translational and Functional Genomics Branch. 

Dr. Arturo Casadevall
Dr. Arturo Casadevall
Dr. Arturo Casadevall is Chair of the American Academy of Microbiology’s Governors at ASM and the Editor-in-Chief of ASM's journal, mBio. Dr. Casadevall’s research focuses on host defense mechanisms, how fungi cause disease and the development of antibody-based therapies for infectious diseases. He is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment in molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

They will join the National Academy of Sciences for their pioneering research that supports academy’s mission of “shaping health research, practice and policies that improve the lives of millions of people around the world.”  
The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. 
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications, educational opportunities and advocacy efforts. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.    

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